Annual competition

Become a pioneer in the future of genAI with Jatayu Season 4

A unique competition fostering out-of-the-box thinking to turn ideas into reality!







What is Jatayu?

The idea of Jatayu, "Spread your wings and reach for your dream," was born with a vision to foster innovation by partnering with academia, especially with students pursuing the third year of their graduation degree through a controlled and integrated environment, with Virtusa providing mentorship to students on domain and next-gen technologies.

First launched in 2021, the "Jatayu" innovation ideathon is a competition that brings together engineering students to challenge their problem-solving skills and solution-building competencies. Season 4 invites participation from students of Virtusa-partnered Center of Excellence (CoE) institutes.

Stats over the last 3 seasons of Jatayu


Problem statements solved


Colleges participated


Teams engaged

What is unique this year?

Theme – Generative AI

GenAI/AI holds immense potential to foster innovation and enhance efficiency and productivity across various functions and industries. Its applications span a wide spectrum, from generating original content, automating tasks, and expediting processes to crafting personalized experiences and generating synthetic data.

As part of the challenge, students are required to register as teams (minimum 3 members per team) and go through the following stages:


Jatayu Season 4
Eligibility criterion

Students who are ready to work in groups and have good analytical and cognitive thinking with a passion for problem-solving and application development by balancing academics. You are eligible if:

  • Are currently pursuing your final year (3rd year if B Tech or 4th year if integrated M Tech) – CS/IT/ECE (no CGPA mandate)
  • Studying at a Virtusa-partnered campus
  • Able to dedicate the next 3 months to this competition

Leverage for participants

  • Work on the latest, new-age tech
  • Access to mentors at Virtusa
  • Patenting opportunities for select solutions
  • Long-term internship at Virtusa
  • Full-time employment opportunity
  • Big cash prizes, multiple awards, and much more

Grand Prize

$1000 USD for every winning Solution
(Paid in Local Currency)

$750 USD for the runner-up solution


Prize money stands the same per use case – season 3 witnessed 4 winning teams taking home the grand prize of 1000 USD each and 5 runner-up teams taking home the grand prize of 750 USD each.

Important Timelines

Registrations Open

3rd June 2024

Registrations Close

 13th June 2024

Use Case Selection

 20th June 2024

Student testimonials

Leadership testimonials


Terms and Conditions

  • Virtusa maintains the right to ask for documentation proving your eligibility at any time during the process.
  • Virtusa has the exclusive authority to disqualify any participant(s) or team(s) during the process for any irregularities.
  • The competition's terms and conditions are subject to change per business needs.
  • You cannot assign your access privileges to anyone without obtaining Virtusa's written authorization.
  • If any members decide to back out at any point in the competition, the entire team will not qualify for the further process.
  • You agree to alert Virtusa immediately if you learn of the unauthorized use of another participant's identification or any other competition-related violation. You can contact us by writing to us at

Previous winners and finalists